Lot # 14: 1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth (HOF) - PSA VG+ 3.5

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Starting Bid: $4,000.00

Bids: 26 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2022 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/16/2022 9:00 PM to
4/2/2022 9:00 PM

Though the #53 and #149 Ruth borrow the image of the Babe from the same source, photo, the #144 card of Babe Ruth is the only one of his four 1933 Goudey cards to portray Ruth from head to toe at the end of his legendary swing.  The popular image is derived from a photo by Charles Conlon, one of the most famous of all Ruth's known photos, the pose of the Great Bambino instantly recognizable.  This example, graded VG+ 3.5 by PSA, is reasonably well-centered, clean and without many of the registration issues commonly found with this card.  Lightly-softened corners are evident, centering oriented slightly low on the card, the reverse printed dark and clear.  An outstanding card, one of the hottest in the hobby.

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